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Dealing with the Frustration of Teenage Acne

Dealing with the Frustration of Teenage Acne

Acne. Just say the word and watch your teenager run from the room. Dealing with acne is bad, but sometimes the harsh over-the-counter products that people use to deal with it are almost harsher.  At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we are acne experts. Our treatments depend on the type and severity of lesions, along with the patient’s…

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Dealing with Skin Cancer

Dealing with Skin Cancer

May 1st marks the beginning of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign aimed at bringing skin cancer prevention and detection to center stage.  Dr. Beata Rydzik of Portland’s Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery was on hand to discuss the importance of these efforts, emphasizing the need for regular skin cancer screenings. “Each year, over 3.5 million skin cancer…

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The Redness that is Rosacea

The Redness that is Rosacea

Some people think they often are lightly sunburned. Others think they blush easily. Others wonder if they had one too many drinks that night. Most don’t wonder if they have rosacea, but they should. It is estimated that 14 million Americans have rosacea, but most don’t know. Rosacea is a common skin disorder that usually affects the skin on the face.…

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How to Treat Brown Spots

How to Treat Brown Spots

For those dealing with unwanted skin discoloration, confidence and self-esteem can become a daily struggle.  Often manifesting in the form of brown spots and patches, skin discoloration can affect patients both physically and emotionally.  Thankfully, however, patients today are choosing to do something about it.  Dr. Beata Rydzik of Portland’s Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery recently sat down to…

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Make that Double Chin a Single with Kybella®

Make that Double Chin a Single with Kybella®

A “Double Chin” otherwise known as “submental fullness,” in the cosmetic world, is a common and extremely disturbing problem for many people.  What is even more disturbing is that there have been relatively few previous treatment options other than a surgical facelift that can only temporarily relieve this problem of fat below the chin. This has changed with the introduction…

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Photodynamic Therapy For Actinic Keratosis

Photodynamic Therapy For Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis is a pre-cancerous skin condition which form as a result of prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays, usually from the sun or tanning beds. Sun-damaged skin affected by actinic keratosis appears as a dark, rough, scaly patch. If left untreated, it may turn into squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. PDT is a treatment that uses light…

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Treating Spider Veins With Sclerotherapy

Treating Spider Veins With Sclerotherapy

For those people dealing with the unwanted appearance of spider veins on their legs, confidence and self-esteem can be a daily struggle. Spider veins are enlarged blood vessels which appear red or blue through skin. Dr. Bernard Gasch of the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, explains how the cosmetic dermatology procedure known as sclerotherapy can effectively treat these unattractive…

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Understanding Eczema

Understanding Eczema

Dr. Bernard Gasch, an expert dermatologist at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Portland, Oregon, reports that Eczema Awareness Month is fast-approaching. With Eczema Awareness Month set to begin on October 1, Dr. Gasch takes a minute to discuss this condition, which can often be uncomfortable as well as debilitating. “Eczema is a chronic skin condition, which flares…

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Psoriasis – Your Treatment Options

Psoriasis – Your Treatment Options

Dr. Bernard Gasch, an esteemed dermatologist at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Portland, Oregon, reminds the public that Psoriasis Awareness Month is around the corner. The National Psoriasis Foundation sponsors Psoriasis Awareness Month every August. This month-long initiative aims to not only raise awareness of psoriasis, but also educate the public, as well as dispel the misinformation,…

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